Oro chessers shine in Isulan ‘Tatluhan’ tilt

Cagayan de Oro’s (left to right) Rodney Opada, Lyndon Lumancas and Bryan Jose during the awards rites. (Contributed Photo)

CAGAYAN de Oro’s troika of Rodney Opada, Bryan Jose, and Lyndon Lumancas braved the earthquakes-ravaged province of Cotabato and were handsomely rewarded.

The Oro threesome, with Opada strongly performing on board one with a 6 of 7 output, finished runner-up in the 1St Suharto Mangudadato Chess Cup-Tatluhan held November 9 to 10 in Isulan, Sultan Kudarat.

“Kusog kaayo ang field si Opada among hero kay nag milagro sa board one,” said Jose, who narrowly broke the 50 percent average performance (4.5 pts) on board 2 as Lumancas scored 5 points in seven rounds on board 3.

Davao’s Uni-R Construction of Jay Bulicatin, Rodrigo Catayas and Rhanchyto Chin emerged as champion to claim the P25,000 top purse. While the Chesson A team of Opada, Jose and Lumancas brought home the runner-up prize worth P15,000.

Rounding up the top-5 finishers were JJC Dream Team (Jayson Salubre, John Rey Batucan, Camilo Benabente), GSC A (Elias Banguiran, Orly Ortega, Dillon Intila) and RR Construction (AGM Henry Roger Lopez, Reynor Cui, Rodel Alsado). (LLS)


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